1. You could attempt to get the $4 bucks in shipping (however you know if this would work better than me) and put the price at $0.99.. So, shipping cost + $4.. However, that doesn't still make for muc profits and I am guessing, it would be hard no matter how you approach it..
2. I would say the best way to become a liquidator is if you went directly to the salvage auctions of the chain stores.. Meaning, figure out which chain stores you get most of your clothing from and dig into figuring out when they have their own auctions, or if you just have to goto the company directly to find out how to buy from them the overstocks, returns, closeouts..
Some would have auctions, some give to charity (target), some just sell to whoever is signed up with them, etc..
You would need probably a chunk of change to buy their loads, as likely they sell a semi load at a time..
That is how many of the chain stores do it if you are the liquidator.. So, maybe $5000+ per semi load..
That way, though, you get more for your money.. Lower prices..
--- On Mon, 12/15/08, Teresa Fredrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Teresa Fredrickson <email@example.com>
Subject: I have an interesting question for you
To: "Anthony W." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, December 15, 2008, 2:28 AM
As you know we have been selling womans clothing from American Liquidators as you had originally suggested to us 3 years ago.
It is pretty clear that these people are a liquidation company. They are able to start alot of auctions at .99 . We dont dare do that as we pay at least 4. for each item or more.
Now, finally my question..
Do you know how we can become liquidators and compete with these big companies?